Japan, Korea, and now Denmark have higher rates of broadband penetration than the US with Japan starting to ramp up an ambitious fiber-to-the-premisis network to stay competitive. While the US share of the world broadband market increased to 36%, we'll be hurting for speed unless we all get onto the FTTP Express. Verizon has been rolling out their fiber system swiftly, but they have limited reach and the prices are still much higher than other countries. Even Slovenia has better Internet service.
It's a good thing Utah is ahead of the curve on fiber. UTOPIA currently accounts for a significant chunk of fiber users in the US and is bringing us the kinds of speeds and prices our European and Asian neighbors enjoy.